Dear Al A Carte,
I am having a terrible time with my teenage son. He has been lying to me about going to college and it really upsets me because I am supporting him while he’s there.
He received a two-year grant that is paying for college and I fear he will lose it at the end of this semester. I thought I was helping him achieve his career goal, but now I feel taken advantage of by my own son.
I’m uncertain what to do about it. Do you have any advice?
BEEF FRANK with your son.
1 package beef franks
1 package hot dog buns
Grill beef franks over medium heat. Turn occasionally. Takes about 5 minutes.
Toast buns on grill. Then pile on the toppings.
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Tell your son that if he is not in school, he will have to get a job and help out with the bills. This should give him an idea of what life in the real world is like.
Alexandra Anne — we call her Al A. She doesn’t mince words, she minces garlic.